Saturday, December 26, 2015

Stoke City vs Manchester United
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 26 December 2015 - Time: 12:45 GMT
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 

Stoke City team currently occupy a mid-table spot in the Premier League, just six points behind their opponents, having won six, drawn five and lost six of their 17 league games this season. The Potters are into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup despite struggling to gain any momentum this season. They have lost their last home fixture against Crystal Palace, but recorded three consecutive victories, including a 2-0 win over Man City. The Potters have also seen off Chelsea on their ground this season.
Mark Hughes could recall former United striker Mame Biram Diouf to the line up to add pace and power to their frontline. Marco van Ginkel is set to continue alongside Glenn Whelan in the double-pivot in a 4-2-3-1 setup while the likes of Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa are unavailable for selection.
Man United are winless in their last six matches in all competitions, a run that has seen them drop out of the top four and exit the Champions League. The Red Devils suffered a  bloody defeat to Norwich City last Saturday and anything other than a victory for Manchester UTD could spell the end of Louis van Gaal as manager.
Martial and Rooney looking sure starters in attack. Ander Herrera is likely to return to the starting XI, with Marouane Fellaini making way in midfield. Bastian Schweinsteiger is still banned while Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia, Jesse Lingard and Matteo Darmian are all out through injury. Youngsters Guillermo Varela and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson appear unlikely to be handed starting berths, so the back four of Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind may remain unchanged.
Man Utd are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 matches against Stoke City. Anyway, they  have only scored 12 goals in their last 13 matches in all competition while the Potters have been in very solid defensive form recently, keeping six clean sheets in their last eight matches.

Probable lineups:
Stoke City: Butland – Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters – Whelan, Adam – Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic – Diouf.
Manchester United: de Gea – Jones, Smalling, Blind, Young – Carrick, Herrera – Mata, Rooney, Depay –Martia.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Caen vs PSG  - Competition: French Ligue 1
Date: 19 December 2015
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano, Caen

Former player of Real Madrid & Manchester United, Angel di Maria, scored two goals for PSG agaist Caen in French Ligue 1. The Star Player Ibrahimovic scored one goal as well.

Caen 0-3 Paris Saint Germain:
16' Angel Di Maria 0-1 // 36' Ibrahimovic 0-2 // 50' Angel Di Maria 0-3  

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Chelsea vs Sunderland - Competition: English Premier League 
It was the ninth league defeat of the season for the Blues, a loss that left Chelsea a staggering 20 points adrift of Claudio Ranieri's men at the top of the table and just one point above the drop zone. As consequence, Mourinho's second reign at Stamford Bridge was brought to an end on Thursday. The likes of Guus Hiddink, Juande Ramos and even Brendan Rodgers have been linked with the post on a temporary basis. Steve Holland is set to take control from the dug out.
The caretaker will hope to have Hazard fit and available this weekend as the Belgian limped off last time out adn did not train in midweek. Falcao is the only other fitness doubt for the Blues. Gary Cahill will hope to earn a recall in central defence, with Kurt Zouma and John Terry under threat. Cesc Fabregas is likely to be benched while Loic Remy offers cover for Diego Costa in attack.
Sunderland team claimed back-to-back wins against Crystal Palace and Stoke City last month, but suffered defeats both to Arsenal and Watford in the last two fixtures. Although they still occupy a relegation spot, it's fair to say that the Black Cats have been much improved under Allardyce. They have conceded just five goals in their last five fixtures.
Big Sam, who has favoured a 3-4-3 formation in recent weeks, should be able to recall Younes Kaboul after he missed the defeat to Watford last weekend. DeAndre Yedlin and Patrick van Aanholt are expected starters in the 3-4-3 system, with Adam Johnson, Steven Fletcher and Duncan Watmore up front. Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe are further options.
Chelsea team have won 18 and lost just two of their last 21 EPL clashes against Sunderland. The corresponding fixture last term saw the Blues record a 3-1 victory while the Black Cats did hold the champions-to-be to a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light last November.

Chelsea last 5 matches:
24/11/15 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 – 4 Chelsea
29/11/15 Tottenham 0 – 0 Chelsea
05/12/15 Chelsea 0 – 1 Bournemouth
09/12/15 Chelsea 2 – 0 Porto
14/12/15 Leicester City 2 – 1 Chelsea

Sunderland last 5 matches:
07/11/15 Sunderland 0 – 1 Southampton
23/11/15 Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Sunderland
28/11/15 Sunderland 2 – 0 Stoke City
05/12/15 Arsenal 3 – 1 Sunderland
12/12/15 Sunderland 0 – 1 Watford

Date: 19 December 2015 - Time: 15:00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London 

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Leicester City vs Chelsea
Competition: Premier League
Date: 14 December 2015
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester 

Leicester’s fairy tale run continues as they stun Chelsea FC 2-1. Leicester City vs Chelsea match ended with 2-1 scoreline in English Premier League 2015.

Leicester CityJamie Vardy 34' // Riyad Mahrez 48'
Loic Remy 77' 
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Udinese vs InterMilan
Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 12 December 2015
Venue: Stadio Communale Friuli, Udine

Inter Milan team stay top as Mauro Icardi’s brace gives them a 4-0 win over Udinese In Italian Serie A.

Udinese 0-4 Inter Milan:
23' Mauro Icardi 0-1 // 31' Stevan Jovetic 0-2 // 84' Mauro Icardi 0-3 // 86' Marcelo Brozovic 0-4

Inter starting lineup vs Udinese 2015:- Handanovic, Montoya, Murillo, Miranda, Telles, Guarin Felipe Melo, Ljajic,Jovetic, Perisic, Icardi.

Udinese starting XI vs Inter Milan 2015:- Karnezis; Wague, Domizzi, Piris; Widmer, Iturra, Lodi, Bruno Fernendes, Edenilson; Thereau, Di Natale.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Chelsea vs FC Porto - Competition: UEFA Champions League

Chelsea team are 2nd in the UCL table with 10 points, level on points with FC Porto and two points clear of of Dynamo Kiev. A win for the Blues guarantees them top spot in the group, while the Portuguese outfit would have to hope for a Dynamo Kyiv loss in order to progress. A draw would send both Chelsea and Porto through to the knockout stages, if the Ukrainians also manage to lose. A draw at Stamford Bridge and a Dynamo Kiev win would see FC Porto drop into the Europa League.
The Blues are heading into this clash after another loss domestically as they fell 1-0 to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. That defeat leaves Mourinho's men hovering just above the relegation zone in 14th position - 14 points off fourth-placed Man United and just 2 points clear of the bottom three.
Courtois, who was back in the starting line-up against the Cherries, is expected to remain between the sticks. John Terry looks to have recovered from an ankle injury and could start in defense. Diego Costa is likely to lead the line and this means that Eden Hazard will play in his usual position. Ramires and Radamel Falcao reamin out through injury.
Porto team enter this fixture after a 2-1 victory in the league over Pacos de Ferreira, their third consecutive domestic win. The win extended their unbeaten run in the Portuguese league to 12 matches. The Dragoes are currently two points off the pace in the Primeira Liga and had scored at least twice in going unbeaten in their first four games in this UEFA Champions League campaign.
Julen Lopetegui doesn't have many absentees to worry about as Pablo Osvaldo and Andre Silva are the only players sidelined. He will be expected to name his strongest XI with Andrè, Aboubakar and Brahimi up front and Thiago Neves, Pereira and Imbula in midfield.
FC Porto have never kept a clean sheet against the Blues in 7 previous direct encounters. Anyway, they won the reverse match at the Estadio do Dragao in September as goals from Andre Andre and Maicon cancelled out Willian's free kick to hand Porto a 2-1 win.

Date: Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, United Kingdom

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Newcastle vs Liverpool
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 6 December 2015 - Time: 16:00 GMT
Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

Newcastle United team are back in the relegation zone after disappointing defeats against Leicester (3-0) and Crystal Palace (5-1). The Magpies have just one league win to their name at home this season and need to quickly turn their fortunes around if they are to pull away from the bottom three. Time is running out for Steve McClaren and another heavy defeat could spell the beginning of the end of his short stay on Tyneside.
Papiss Cisse was recalled in place of Aleksandar Mitrovic last weekend, and after getting on the scoresheet, is expected to keep his starting berth. Vurnon Anita and Jack Colback appear likely to start as the centre midfield pairing once again, with Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum also set to keep their places in the starting XI. Coach Steve McClaren has recalled defender Mike Williamson from a loan spell at Wolves.

Liverpool are absolutely flying with 7 win in their last 8 matches in all competitions including some stunning performances as the midweek 6-1 victory over Southampton in League Cup preceded by 3-1 and 4-1 successes over Chelsea and Manchester City respectively. The Reds have been excellent away from home under Jurgen Klopp having netting 14 goals in their last four competitive game
Coutinho continues to struggle with a hamstring injury, though, and is expected to miss out again. Emre Can is suspended while Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke are in contention for the lone striker berth. Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Mamadou Sakho and Jon Flanagan remain long-term absentees.
The hosts have won just one of the last six EPL meetings against the Reds. That victory came last season at St James' Park when Newcastle recorded a 1-0 triumph over Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool. The Magpies have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches in the English Premier League.

Newcastle last 5 matches:
25/10/15 Sunderland 3 – 0 Newcastle
31/10/15 Newcastle 0 – 0 Stoke City
07/11/15 Bournemouth 0 – 1 Newcastle
21/11/15 Newcastle 0 – 3 Leicester City
28/11/15 Crystal Palace 5 – 1 Newcastle

Liverpool last 5 matches:
08/11/15 Liverpool 1 – 2 Crystal Palace
21/11/15 Man City 1 – 4 Liverpool
26/11/15 Liverpool 2 – 1 Bordeaux
29/11/15 Liverpool 1 – 0 Swansea City
02/12/15 Southampton 1 – 6 Liverpool

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